The United States spends about 40% of governmental expenditures on social welfare and health programs. This is less than many other democratic countries. Should the US spend more or less on social welfare and health programs? Explain
The United States spends more than 40% including military, and this was lower than other countries and though this growth was about 20 times larger than it was 1900. Although there are several programs are covered by social and health welfare programs such as Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI), which covers most paid workers; a public health insurance program called Medicare, which covers medical care of the aged and the disabled; the Medicaid, which provides a medical assistance program for people on a low income. Public assistance programs include Supplementary Security Income (SSI) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the government is still spending more on defense programs. Government Expenditure on defense would create fewer job opportunities than on social welfare programs as most of the jobs are dominated by civilian employees of the department of defense. For example, Canadian government spends far more for medical care and social welfare programs than does the US. Due to create more job opportunities, the government needs to spend more than the current level in social welfare and health programs.